I upgraded my Acer Aspire 4741G from Windows 7 to Windows 8 via a clean install and installed the latest OEM Drivers when it was launched. Now, Windows 8.1 is available via the Windows Store and it successfully downloads and installs. After a few days, it goes into a reboot loop as follows:
Acer Screen -> Windows 8 Boot Screen -> BSOD -> Reboot loop
Acer Screen -> Windows 8 Boot Screen (Performing Automatic Repair) -> BSOD -> Reboot Loop
The BSOD disappears very quickly so I cannot get the chance to view the error code but I managed to see the word "VIOLATIONS"
I did a clean format and installed Windows 7, installed the latest drivers and updates and then installed Windows 8 in a separate partition.
I then installed the latest updates for Windows 8 and then proceeded to update to Windows 8.1 via the store again. The update successfully installs once again and now I have Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 as my OSes. I installed the latest updates. Now, the Windows 8.1 doesn't have any OEM Drivers and software installed. Still, it worked for a few days and then now the above boot loop occurs.
I managed to set the default OS as Windows 7 again.
Please help me solve this problem. Microsoft Call Centre isn't very helpful and I really need Windows 8.1 as I am a Windows Phone developer and the SDK doesn't run on Windows 7. PLEASE HELP ME!!! Thank you.
Also, I would like to ask if it is possible to get a Microsoft Surface Pro 1/2 developer device so that I can use it to develop Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 apps since Windows 8.1 is giving me troubles on my laptop.